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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1987;21(1): 54-56.
Ragocytes in Synovial Fluid.
Sang Yoon Kim, Je Geun Chi
Department of Pathology, Seoul National University Children's Hospital and College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Exfoliative cytology of synovial fluid is less stressed in medical practice, but it can be a very useful tool for the differential diagnosis of various joint diseases. This report describes a case of juvenile rheumatoid arthritls in a 7 year old girl, who showed characteristic ragocytes in joint fluid. Synovial biopsy specimen confirmed the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.
Key Words: ragocyte; synovial fluid; rheumatoid arthritis
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